all in the/a day's work

all in the/a day's work

To be considered a normal part of one’s job or routine. Traced back to the eighteenth century, the expression occurred with considerable frequency and was used both seriously and ironically: “As the huntsman said when the lion ate him” (Charles Kingsley, Westward Ho!, 1855).
See also: all, work
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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